Category Archives: Pensacola

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Oops

I’ve been thinking about this topic all week. Maybe too much, because my oops happened today (Sunday, February 5th, 2023). My husband decided it would be a nice day for grilling, so we invited my mom over for lunch. Before … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: I’d Like to Meet

This week, our topic has us fantasizing about which of our ancestors we’d like to meet. For me, it’s a relative that has intrigued me for most of my life. I learned when I was a child that my great-grandfather … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’ve been fortunate that my family has been able to hold onto a lot of memorabilia and ephemera. I don’t know if I’ll ever get through it all. I remember years ago (decades ago), my mom showed me some stock … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Timeline

My mother’s paternal grandmother is Dollie Cook, born Dorcas Elizabeth Allison, in Marion County, Georgia, on October 8th, 1890. As far as I know, no one has ever found a birth record for Dollie, but that is the date she … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Yearbook

While I’ve had access to Ancestry.com, I looked up my parents and a few other more recent relatives in their yearbook collection. I learned something I didn’t know about my dad. Until I saw the photos, I never knew – … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Social

Today, many of us use social media to share details about our lives – celebrations, announcements, tragedies, or even just a good joke. A hundred years ago, newspapers provided social media. I must admit, I never thought I’d find my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Check It Out

Faithful readers, I’ve told you before that my mother instilled in me a love of books and reading. It’s one of the best gifts a parent can give a child, I think. This week’s #52Ancestors prompt got me thinking about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Worship

The Beginnings of Brentwood Methodist Church My mother, Zenova Cook Hahn, has always been proud of her community church. Brentwood Methodist Church started with a group of people meeting in a house or in Brentwood School across the street. Zenova … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Females

Lucinda Ryals Cook is one of my most distant female relatives for whom I actually have a decent picture. I must give credit to Paula Quintana, who shared this photo on her Ancestry tree, and God bless her and everyone … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Foundations

It’s a new year for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Amy Johnson Crow’s weekly challenge to write and share family history information and discoveries. When I saw the prompt for week one, my first thought was construction, and that reminded … Continue reading

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